Category: Publishing

A new source for narrative nonfiction storytelling online

A new source for narrative nonfiction storytelling online
As a genre, narrative nonfiction is enjoying newfound popularity online. Interactive features like The New York Times‘ Snow Fall and Tomato Can Blues have proven wildly popular among readers and the press alike. Last year, Fast Company predicted we’d be seeing plenty more narrative multimedia features on digital news sites. Indeed, major magazines the world over have taken a shine to creative nonfiction delivered in... Read more »

Step into Storyboard Cafe, a new community connecting readers and writers online

Step into Storyboard Cafe, a new community connecting readers and writers online
Move over, Goodreads: today marks the launch of Storyboard Cafe, a new Chicago-based online community for readers and writers that aims to improve on the book development process and help readers find great new content online. Founded by tech entrepreneur Kerris Lee with the help of half a dozen developers, writers, and strategists, the concept... Read more »

Writing fast and furious: Your NaNoWriMo digital survival kit

Writing fast and furious: Your NaNoWriMo digital survival kit
We’re a week into National Novel Writing Month, that breakneck 30-day event in which thousands of aspiring novelists try their hand at penning a 50,000-word book. NaNoWriMo is expected to reach 500,000 participants this year, drawing writers from all over the world. Besides being a fun personal challenge, signing up for NaNoWriMo could result in something... Read more »
Advertisement:

In honor of All Hallows Read, your guide to scary stories online

In honor of All Hallows Read, your guide to scary stories online
A few years ago, author Neil Gaiman decided the world was lacking in holidays that involve giving books. He proposed a wonderful solution: use Halloween as an excuse to give scary books to family and friends. The resulting tradition is called All Hallows Read. It’s been going strong ever since. There’s no true equivalent of... Read more »

Write or die: 5 online writing tools to boost your productivity

This weekend marked the arrival of the 2013 Chicago Writers Conference, a local event now in its second year that’s designed to help writers of all kinds, and at all levels, hone their craft and further their careers. Held at the Harold Washington Library Center downtown, the conference features an impressive lineup of authors and publishing... Read more »

Quote me: How digital publishing is getting straight to the source

Quote me: How digital publishing is getting straight to the source
“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” It was famed Chicago-based architect Daniel Burnham who said those words, and it’s a quote many Chicagoans know and love. History is full of memorable sentiments like this one, spoken and written by authors and musicians, business... Read more »
Advertisement: